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Space Force says it will fly on a used Falcon 9 rocket for the first time – Ars Technica

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Enlarge/ A Falcon 9 rocket launches the GPS III-03 mission in June, 2020.
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On Friday, the US Space Force said it would launch two critical Global Positioning System missions on a used Falcon 9 rocket next year.
Doing so will save the military $52 million, officials said, as SpaceX agreed to lower compensation for the two missions in return for flying used hardware. This represents a significant step by the Space Force toward validating the use of flight-proven …

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